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Old 08-27-2015, 05:42 PM
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Default 1 1/5 oz VS 1 1/4 oz duck load

Fiocchi shotshells has introduced a new 12 ga shell for this year. It's called STEEL WARLOCK. It is a 1 1/5 oz load that travels 1550 fps versus a traditional 1 1/4 oz load that travels 1350 fps.

Would you go with the heavier 1 1/4 oz load or the faster 1 1/5 oz load?

Both are available in # 1 or #3 now with a # 2 due soon.

Most of my shots are from 25 - 65 yards. Most birds are greys, pintail, ring neck, canvasback, widgeon. Few teal. Some scalp and very few mallards.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:53 PM
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This is what I normally shoot. I absolutely love these shells. Very clean burning and I can go 2-3 hunts shooting 2 boxes per hunt before I have to clean my npNerwtta.

Best part about them is that they are olive drab in color. I HATE red and blue shells all around my blind!
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Here's a pic of the shells in olive drab green.
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might have to check em out. Weight difference is only .05 ounces so i dont really think the shot weight is that big a factor
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The thing to think about is if you're hitting birds now using you current shells at 1350 fps you will need to adjust your shooting for the faster shells at 1550 fps. The learning curve might not be big but then again it might be.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:15 PM
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The thing to think about is if you're hitting birds now using you current shells at 1350 fps you will need to adjust your shooting for the faster shells at 1550 fps. The learning curve might not be big but then again it might be.
good point.... btw they have those on rogers sporting goods for 109 a case in #2,3,&4
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I like 1 3/8 #4's. Talk about knock a bird out the sky.


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I started shooting the Hevi-metal about two years ago 1 1/4 #2s by far worth the money IMO. Talk about make ducks crumple.


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I like my shells like my women. Short, cheap and fast.
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good point.... btw they have those on rogers sporting goods for 109 a case in #2,3,&4
Thanks never heard of them.
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Me too I want the most shot I can get in a shell for deader birds. Personally I won't buy anything less than 1-1/4 oz and I won't shoot at a bird over 40 yrds
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Me too I want the most shot I can get in a shell for deader birds. Personally I won't buy anything less than 1-1/4 oz and I won't shoot at a bird over 40 yrds
put an extended choke and some barrel stickers and you should be able to knock em down at 100 yds...
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put an extended choke and some barrel stickers and you should be able to knock em down at 100 yds...
Lol where's bgizzle when u need him?
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He is practicing...Bouncing DA HEN.....
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https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...e-1550fps.html
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I have a kicks industry high flyer full choke and routinely kill birds out to 70 yds. Even folded a drake canvasback at 80 yds last day of season. He fell dirt dead!
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I have a kicks industry high flyer full choke and routinely kill birds out to 70 yds. Even folded a drake canvasback at 80 yds last day of season. He fell dirt dead!
Personally I wouldn't think about taking a shot at a duck or goose at 70-80 yards. I bought a pattern master extended choke and it is way too much for decoying birds. So I keep my IC in for ducks/geese. And save the pattern master for turkey season.
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